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Compelling photos from a young Kachin artist

Khun Li is a talented young Kachin artist whose compelling photos are on display at Documentary Arts Asia.

By Shana Kongmun
Documentary Arts Asia hosted the solo exhibition by Khun Li, a 25 year old documentary photographer from Kachin State in Myanmar. His photos, taken during a photo workshop in Tonle Sap Lake document the lives and sights of the local people in an evocative, beautiful and often compelling way.
This young artist, who, according to Ryan Libre, founder of Documentary Arts Asia, first picked up a camera only four years ago, has produced some stunning photographs for this series. Ryan said that Khun Li, who was a student at Documentary Arts Asia, first learned to use a computer and a camera only four years ago but showed incredible skill and perception very early on. He took third place for his series on youth in refugee camps titled Behind the Frontline at the Yangon Festival and has been awarded a full scholarship for a workshop at the Aries Festival in February where he photographed Roma culture in France.
The exhibition on display at Documentary Arts Asia until November 3 and is located in Wualai Soi 3. Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays, closing at 7 p.m. on weekends. Closed Wednesday.

 


Visualize the Rain exhibition opens at Sangdee Gallery

Orpan Sompin, or Tikky as she is known by friends and supporters, opened her newest exhibition, a series of watercolors and woodcut prints with watercolors, at Sangdee Gallery on October 2, 2014. The works included a series of charming botanicals and cute cartoons as well as several large wall pieces that Tikky said she visualized as she lay under the tree during the rainy season, looking up at through the leaves at the sky and the raindrops. The artist studied printmaking under the talented Dr. Pongdej Chaiyakul at Chiang Mai University’s Faculty of Fine Arts. Sangdee Gallery is located on Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5.


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Compelling photos from a young Kachin artist

Visualize the Rain exhibition opens at Sangdee Gallery